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Federal Infantry Units in the Shenandoah Valley

This page is dedicated to the soldiers of the various Federal Army regiments who served in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War or as we in the South prefer to call it, the War Between the States. These men were led by a number of famous Union Officers including General Philip Sheridan, George Armstrong Custer, N. Banks, and Frans Sigel. Many won the Medal of Honor here in the Valley at places such as Winchester, New Market, and Cedar Creek.

Medal of Honor Winners in the Shenandoah Valley

MEDAL OF HONOR: Colonel William W. Henry, 10th Infantry, "though suffering from severe wounds, rejoined his regiment and let it in a brilliant charge, recapturing the guns of an abandoned battery" at Cedar Creek.

MEDAL OF HONOR: Sergeant Eri D. Woodbury, Co. E, 1st Cavalry Regiment: "During the regiment's charge when the enemy was in retreat Sgt. Woodbury encountered 4 Confederate infantrymen retreating. He drew his saber and ordered them to surrender, overcoming by his determined actions their willingness to further resist. They surrendered to him together with their rifles and 12th North Carolina (C.S.A.) regimental flag," at Cedar Creek, Va.

MEDAL OF HONOR: Corporal Frederick A. Lyon, 1st Cavalry Regiment, "With 1 companion, captured the flag of a Confederate regiment, 3 officers, and an ambulance with its mules and driver," at Cedar Creek, Va.

MEDAL OF HONOR: Private James Sweeney, Company A, 1st Vermont Cavalry, "With one companion captured the State flag of a North Carolina regiment, together with 3 officers and an ambulance with its mules and driver," at Cedar Creek, Va.

MEDAL OF HONOR: Colonel Stephen Thomas, 8th Vermont Infantry: "Distinguished conduct in a desperate hand_to_hand encounter, in which the advance of the enemy was checked," at Cedar Creek, Va.

MEDAL OF HONOR: Lieutenant Colonel Amasa A. Tracy, 2nd Vermont Infantry, "Took command of and led the brigade in the assault on the enemy's works," at Cedar Creek, Va.

Sergeant Henry W. Downs, Co. I, 8th Infantry, "with one comrade, voluntarily crossed an open field, exposed to a raking fire, and returned with a supply of ammunition, successfully repeating the attempt a short time thereafter," at Winchester, Va.

The Shenandoah Valley served as a major battlefield for much of the war. Between the mountains of this valley, many Civil War generals such as Major General Philip Sheridan and Major General George Custer advanced their careers and led their men to victory. For other Union generals such as Banks and Sigel, the Valley was not so kind.

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20th Regiment of Massachusetts (The Harvard Regiment)
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My Other Pages About the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley

The Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley
Federal Artillery and Cavalry Units Who Fought in the Valley
Confederate Units Who Fought in the Shenandoah Valley
Pender/Scales Brigade, North Carolina Infantry
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This page last updated September 30, 2004